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7 dead in 4 days, lives ‘cut’ short

Amritsar: Even as the Special Task Force (STF) and the police have seemingly failed to snap the supply chain of heroin, they are up against another challenge. ...Full Article

70 pc groundwater in Malwa unfit for farms

Chandigarh: Groundwater in large tracts of Punjab has become unsuitable for irrigation purposes. A study commissioned by the Centre’s Department of Science and Technology has found that ...Full Article

Fearing social stigma, kin cover up cause of death

Jalandhar: The government has no official data on drug-related deaths in the state, mainly because the bereaved families often prefer to keep things under wraps.Health Minister Brahm ...Full Article

Progressive bidding for mining contracts to continue, says CM

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said his government would continue with progressive bidding for grant of mining contracts. He also directed the Mining Department ...Full Article

Akalis protest ‘high’ taxes on petrol, diesel; seek cut

Muktsar: Demanding a cut in VAT on diesel and petrol, the SAD leaders held a protest against the state government outside the District Administrative Complex (DAC) here ...Full Article

3 weeks after win, case of illegal mining against MLA cancelled

Jalandhar: Three weeks after he won the Shahkot Assembly byelection on May 31, an FIR for illegal mining lodged against Congress leader Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia at ...Full Article

Varsity student, friends behind petrol pump robbery, murders

Patiala: Five days after the chilling murder of two persons during a robbery at a petrol pump in Patiala, the police on Friday arrested a student of ...Full Article

Punjab raises electricity duty to 15 per cent for rural areas

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Friday increased ad valorem duty on electricity by 2 per cent on Friday, making power 25 paise more expensive per unit. The ...Full Article

MLA got demolish drive halted, illegal colonies dot his backyard

Jalandhar: Upcoming illegal colonies dot the dingy Basti area of Jalandhar West constituency, represented by Congress MLA Sushil Rinku, who recently got a demolition drive halted.Most such ...Full Article

No stopping mining mafia, even cops aren’t spared

Ropar: The attack on AAP leader and local MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa is not an isolated case of brazenness of the mining mafia in the district.On May ...Full Article